Kale, the new spinach (soups, salads, chips)

It’s official (in my culinary book of rules) — Kale is the new spinach. Nutritionists are talking about it, for a while now. Farmers are growing it, for a while now. More and more markets are carrying it. Restaurants are serving it. People are eating it. Parents are cooking it, serving it to their kids. Kids are eating it(!).

Buttery, yet not butter, Broccoli Leek Soup

This blended — yet chunky, paleo, yet vegan soup — really satisfies the palate in taste and texture — such as: greenyness, butteryness, chunkyness, creaminess. And it’s quick and simple. I decided to use coconut oil for the flavor (vegans will enjoy this), yet wanted that butteryness — so — I reached for the fenugreek. […]

raw Zucchini Onion Bread with figs and seeds

Here are photos of my recent Dehydrated Bread yummies:

Sweet-Spiced Pear Aspic with cake mix crust

This dessert brings to mind my friend’s mantra: “YUMMMMMMERs.” It’s guilt free, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, low carb. This recipe requires a bit of attention and time — it has 3 stages: bake, simmer and refrigerate. AND — no, you can’t taste the flavor of the white beans.

Gluten free, fat free, dairy free, egg free, low carb cake

It’s chewy, it’s guilt free, it’s gluten free, fat free, dairy free, egg free, low carb cake. Can be cookies, muffins, crust, cake. Sooooo simple!

Gluten free, fat free, dairy free, egg free fudge brownies

Gluten free, fat free, dairy free, egg free, low carb fudge brownies TOTALLY guilt free, TOTALLY easy, TOTALLY ‘fun’ for all ages. I call’m “fudge brownies” because the beans make a very dense chewy brownie and the addition of the coffee (I used a concentrated decaf) brings out the chocolate flavor without adding more chocolate. […]

PALEO Hot and Sour Squash Soup

Here is a PALEO version of my Hot’n Sour Squash Soup that I created at INTEL.

Hot and sour squash peanut soup

Day 2 at INTEL….. This soup has a kick, most people said it is medium spiced with a good balance of sweet and sour. ***** The HOT kick comes from red pepper flakes and red chilies. The SOUR punch comes from the pickled red chilies and from the tamarind. The smooth SWEETNESS comes from the […]

Creamy Coconut Cauliflower Soup

This sensuous creamy soup is dairy and gluten free. These 6 strong flavors stand up to each other, creating a hearty yet sophisticated, soup.

Raw, dehydrated spinach bread

My favorite Indian spice – this cousin of cumin – is sweet, nutty and pungent. It’s just the right touch in taking dehydrated breads to a new level, to transport you to an exotic far away place. Kala Jeera (black cumin) is a member of the parsley family and is used in Indian breads, soups and sauces, often used in conjunction with fennel, nigella, black mustard and ajwain seeds.